Dr. Lewis Erskine Wentworth Irving (1868 - 1953)

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Death: Died in Vancouver, BC, Canada
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About Dr. Lewis Erskine Wentworth Irving

He received part of his education at the Lycee, Tours, France, and at Kornthal, Wurtemburg; at Upper Canada College, Toronto; at the University of Toronto he took the Medical Course, graduating with his M.D., C.M., degree in 1900.

Lieutenant 9th Field Battery, C.A. 14th June, 1889; Captain, 20th November 1891; Lieutenant "C" Royal Canadian Artillery, February 1900; Brevet Major, 17th May, 1901; Major commanding 15th Battery, Canadian Expeditionary Force, 16th June, 1915; transferred to Medical Services; Lieutenant-Colonel (temp.) 30th April, 1917, whilst officer commanding Convalescent Canadian Hospital, Epsom, England.

"Wentworth, it is assumed, did not consider the existence of a country physician lucrative enough for its arduous life, to warrant his remaining one, so he removed to Edmonton, Alberta, where he was appointed Medical Officer for the Province of Alberta." -- Sir Æmilius Irving, in "James Irving of Ironshore and his Descendants."

Obituary: CMA Journal, 1953: DR. L. E. WENTWORTH IRVING died in Shaughnessy Military Hospital recently at the age of 85. A native of Hamilton, Ont., he received his medical degree from the University of Toronto in 1900. Dr. Irving served as a lieutenant in The Royal Canadian Artillery during the Boer War and took part in the relief of Mafeking. He reached the rank of major and was decorated with the D.S:O., with the Queen's medal and clasps. On discharge he returned to Canada, practising at Walton, Ontario. In 1906 Dr. Irving was appointed medical health officer in Edmonton and subsequently became chief medical officer of Alberta. At the outbreak of hostilities in 1914, Dr. Irving enlisted in the Medical Corps of the Canadian Expeditionary Force. He served for a time in the military hospital at Epsom, England and was promoted to lieutenant-colonel in 1917. He returned to Calgary after the war and became a member of the staff of the Colonel Belcher Hospital. Dr. Irving moved to Vancouver in 1928 and had lived there since that time. His wife predeceased him in 1945

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Dr. Wentworth Irving's Timeline

August 16, 1868
March 21, 1903
Age 34
Toronto, ON, Canada
June 5, 1907
Age 38
Edmonton, AB, Canada
Age 84
Vancouver, BC, Canada